Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2006 and 2007

Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2006 and 2007

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(BAC = 0.08 grams per deciliter)

State 2006 2007
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 1,208 416 34 1,110 389 35
Alaska 74 20 27 84 30 36
Arizona 1,288 484 38 1,066 336 32
Arkansas 665 203 31 650 182 28
California 4,236 1,506 36 3,974 1,155 29
Colorado 535 192 36 554 170 31
Connecticut 301 117 39 277 101 36
Delaware 148 51 34 117 50 43
District of Columbia 37 16 43 44 15 34
Florida 3,374 1,215 36 3,214 890 28
Georgia 1,693 524 31 1,641 441 27
Hawaii 161 71 44 138 45 33
Idaho 267 88 33 252 70 28
Illinois 1,254 492 39 1,249 434 35
Indiana 899 275 31 898 230 26
Iowa 439 128 29 445 106 24
Kansas 468 143 31 416 114 27
Kentucky 913 236 26 864 210 24
Louisiana 982 415 42 985 368 37
Maine 188 55 29 183 66 36
Maryland 651 223 34 614 179 29
Massachusetts 430 153 36 417 146 35
Michigan 1,085 382 35 1,088 305 28
Minnesota 494 159 32 504 158 31
Mississippi 911 337 37 884 302 34
Missouri 1,096 409 37 992 338 34
Montana 263 114 43 277 106 38
Nebraska 269 74 28 256 77 30
Nevada 432 160 37 373 118 32
New Hampshire 127 48 38 129 34 26
New Jersey 772 270 35 724 199 27
New Mexico 484 165 34 413 133 32
New York 1,456 463 32 1,333 384 29
North Carolina 1,559 482 31 1,675 487 29
North Dakota 111 44 40 111 53 48
Ohio 1,238 409 33 1,257 391 31
Oklahoma 765 221 29 754 219 29
Oregon 477 163 34 455 150 33
Pennsylvania 1,525 530 35 1,491 500 34
Rhode Island 81 33 41 69 25 36
South Carolina 1,037 463 45 1,066 463 43
South Dakota 191 70 37 146 45 31
Tennessee 1,287 439 34 1,210 390 32
Texas 3,475 1,487 43 3,363 1,292 38
Utah 287 59 21 299 51 17
Vermont 87 26 30 66 22 33
Virginia 963 327 34 1,027 332 32
Washington 630 247 39 568 195 34
West Virginia 410 133 32 431 142 33
Wisconsin 724 319 44 756 313 41
Wyoming 195 69 35 150 49 33
United States, total 42,642 15,121 35 41,059 12,998 32

NOTES: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates the proportion of fatalities with a high Blood Alcohol Concentration for cases in which alcohol test results are unknown. The sum of individual state fatalities with a high BAC may therefore not add to the U.S. total due to rounding of these estimates.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2006, Washington, DC: 2006, and Traffic Safety Facts 2007 Early Edition, Washington, DC: 2007, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ as of Jan. 23, 2009.